“It simply makes me glad. We get some good laughs, we’ve jokes about issues we have finished or the reminiscences we have got. Tracey shot an air-ball within the first week and all of us laughed about how some issues by no means change.
“Peta Sinclair is as blind as a bat and handed the ball into the again of somebody’s head. It is a actual social factor for us, getting collectively each Thursday. We get to spend time collectively, our time away from work or motherhood or no matter, to get pleasure from one another’s firm for an hour and do what we love.”
Henning performed in six of the Capitals’ seven WNBL titles and led the membership by a profitable period. Peacock was a grand closing most precious participant and even got here out of retirement this yr to play within the South East Australian Basketball League.
Then there’s Cosier, who’s now a WNBL referee, Sandy Tomley, Katie Rose, Sinclair and Hannan. Thus far they’re undefeated after 4 video games in girls’s A grade, scoring averaging 77.75 factors per recreation whereas conceding simply 37.75.
It is easy to see they’re dominating although they’re taking part in within the highest degree in Canberra’s social leagues, however their motivation is pushed by a love of the sport.
The concept to finish their respective retirements happened when Henning was chatting to Cosier’s husband, Simon, at a Capitals pre-season recreation this yr. Simon took care of the brand new uniforms and the gamers dusted off their sneakers.
“[Michelle Cosier] nonetheless goes a bit arduous, however nonetheless not as arduous as how she used to play. She’s averaging one thing like 40 factors per recreation, I actually assume she’s nonetheless acquired it,” Henning laughed.
“You by no means lose that aggressive edge, I assume it is one thing that is in-built. However that is not the aim we’re there, we’re simply there to have enjoyable.